SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

June 18, 2013

Isadore 'Izzy' Schorr, 87


Peabody — Isadore "Izzy" Schorr, a lifelong resident of Peabody, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 17, at the age of 87 years. He was born on November 1, 1925, in Montreal, Canada, and moved to Peabody, Mass., with his parents and sisters during the Depression of the 1930s. He was the son of Sam and Celia Schorr. He was educated in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 1942. He was a veteran of World War II, and served with the U.S. Army in Europe and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, Izzy returned to Peabody where he became an avid sportsman. Among his many pursuits were golf, poker, horse racing, and dog racing. For many years, he was an accomplished handicapper of the greyhounds at Wonderland Dog Track, where he could be found every night for nearly 30 years in his box seats at the finish line. He was an avid sports enthusiast and followed the professional Boston sports scene closely, as well as the local high school sports scene. He was well known around Peabody Square. In his later years, before his retirement, he worked as a shipper at Stahl Finish.

He is survived by one sister, Rose Levy, and was predeceased by another sister, Helen Lamkin. Uncle Izzy is survived by his family of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services at Maple Hill Cemetery, Esquire Road, Peabody, on Thursday, June 20, at 10a.m. Memorial observance following the graveside service until 8 p.m., at the home of Rose Levy. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. For online condolences, please visit www.stanetsky.com.